Matthew Rose was born in Brighton, UK and studied at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He was a member of the Young Artists Programme at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 2003-2005, and has since performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, and at The Royal Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Scala, Milan, English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Semper Oper, Dresden, and at The Metropolitan Opera, New York.
His rôles have included Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Mozart’s Figaro, Sarastro, Osmin and Leporello; King Marke, Colline, Claggart (Billy Budd), Seneca, Nick Shadow, Polyphemus, Gremin, Fasolt, Hunding, Frère Laurent, Raimondo (Lucia di Lamermoor), Enrico (Anna Bolena), Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia), Claudio (Agrippina) and Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier.
He appears regularly in recital, and was the first recipient of the Independant Opera/Wigmore Hall Fellowship. He has performed at Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and Festivals worldwide and has made recordings of Schubert’s song cycles Winterreise and Schwanengesang for Stone Records to great critical acclaim.
Matthew ran his own Summer Opera Programme, Scuola di belcanto, Urbania and has run courses at the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh UK. He was Artistic Advisor to the Lindemann Young Artists Development Programme at The Metropolitan Opera and is an Advisory Member of The Mahler Foundation.